7:45am Friday Update:
The Expo vendor setup and racer auction drop off times have not changed. Opens at 9am today, through 9pm.
According to a post from Kevin Ramey The Longhorn Shootout pits are opening up earlier, now 9am this morning. There are no other changes to the weekend schedule.
Click www.darinshort.com/expo.html for property map, directions, times and how to access the facility.
Safe travels to all.
Mesquite, TX (11/6/13) by DarinShort.com. Question: What is better than checking out the latest in Racing Industry products, getting a great deal on auction items and new parts, watching Midget and Mini-Sprint races, grabbing some great Texas BBQ & a cold beer?
Answer: Doing it all within the same event venue!
What’s certain to be an instant hit with racers, race fans & racing industry vendors, the traditional Texas Motorsport Expo & Racers Auction has joined forces with the Longhorn Shootout; resulting in a massive racing extravaganza on Friday December 6th and Saturday December 7th.
The new location of this powerhouse weekend of racing and bargains is at the Mesquite Convention Center and Mesquite ProRodeo – which are both located just steps from one other on the same property.
And if that’s not awesome enough, while supplies last, there is a Hampton Inn located on premises as well, offering affordable and convenient lodging. Just park your car or trailer upon your arrival, and you’re all set for a weekend of fun and action!
With this new location, a detailed visual aid has been prepared to get everyone acclimated to the new surroundings. Just click www.darinshort.com/expo.html and you can view/print the map of the property.
It is also important that race teams and vendors use the appropriate entrance to the property, so trailers do not get backed up on the entrance road. Race teams and vendors should use Neal Gay Drive to enter the property (the street just past the Hampton Inn). Details are shown on the property map.
The event location is very easy to get in and out of and is located at 1700 Rodeo Dr, Mesquite, Texas 75149. From I-635 (either direction), you will take the Hwy 352 (Military Parkway/Scyene Road), Exit #4. And you will see the complex on the Southwest corner of that intersection on Rodeo Center Blvd, which is parallel to I-635.
Again, race trailers, vendors and auction consignees need to continue past the Hampton Inn entrance on Rodeo Center Blvd and take the Neal Gay Drive street entrance to access all points from there. If you are a race fan or Expo attendee, please reference the property map for a variety of spectator parking options.
Driver registration and vendor display registration is now open. Race teams can visit www.LonghornShootout.com for event website and registration, while Expo vendors can click http://www.TexasMotorsportExpo.com to get all set up in a jiffy.
The Texas Motorsport Expo and Auction features over 100 exhibitor displays ranging from Dirt Track, to Street, Off Road, Drag Racing, ATV’s, Show Cars & much more.
The Longhorn Shootout features the many of the top Midget, Mini-Sprint and Go-Kart drivers from throughout the region. Over 280 teams competed in the Shootout in 2012, and another huge field is expected this year.
Here are the pertinent times and activities set for Friday, December 6th:
Texas Motorsport Expo & Auction – load in and set up only (show closed to public) 9AM-9PM.
Longhorn Shootout – gates open at 4pm with racing at 8pm. Spectator tickets just $5 and $20 pit passes. (A two-day pit pass is available for $30.)
Saturday, December 7th events and activities:
Texas Motorsport Expo & Auction – show hours are from 8am-6pm, general admission is $15.
Longhorn Shootout – gates open at 3pm with championship finale starting at 6pm. General admission tickets are $10 and pit passes are $20.
However, you can purchase an Expo/Shootout combo admission ticket on Saturday for just $20…saving you $5! Saturday Combo Tickets are available online for the Texas Motorsport Expo & Auction and the Longhorn Shootout at Ticketmaster by clicking: http://www.ticketmaster.com/Combo-Ticke ... rtist_Name
If you still have more questions that the property map, event websites and this press release hasn’t answered, please contact the following individuals for more information:
Texas Motorsport Expo & Auction – Kevin Rogers KRogers@SmileysRacing.com or by phoning 972-289-7223 (and ask for either Kevin or B.A. if it is an auction related question).
Longhorn Shootout – Kevin Ramey 817-988-7433.
Join us at the one of the largest gatherings of racers, race cars, race fans and racing industry vendors in the South on December 6th and 7th at the Texas Motorsport Expo and the Longhorn Shootout in Mesquite Texas!